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Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Northeast Region for March – May 2017. Dated June 2017.
Drought conditions eased during spring. See Climate Overview and Regional Impacts sections for details. A major nor’easter dropped up to 48 inches of snow on the Northeast from March 14–15. The 14th became the all-time snowiest day on record at Binghamton, NY, and Scranton, PA, and the snowiest March day on record at Williamsport, PA, and Hartford, CT. The 2016–17 snow season (October–May) is Binghamton's snowiest on record after having its least snowy season in 2015–16.
NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program created these Climate Outlooks to inform the public about recent climate impacts within their respective regions. Each regional report contains easy-to-understand language, and anyone can access them through the Drought Portal at https://www.drought.gov/drought/resources/reports.